Let's Talk Richmond's Future: 2041 Official Community Plan Update: FORUM

The theme of Richmond's Community Plan (OCP) update is "Towards a Sustainable Community".

There may be things that you want to bring to our attention, and we'd like that.

Last fall we learned a lot from you through a survey and public open houses. Here is what the new discussion topics focused on.

The new discussion forum focused on:

  • The Official Community Plan - what you think about accommodating future population growth, new housing choices such as granny flats and tri-plexes, creating more vibrant and mixed use neighbourhood centres.
  • Car free neighbourhoods
  • Energy smart living
  • Ecologically healthy neighbourhoods
  • Future jobs

Thank you for talking Richmond...

The theme of Richmond's Community Plan (OCP) update is "Towards a Sustainable Community".

There may be things that you want to bring to our attention, and we'd like that.

Last fall we learned a lot from you through a survey and public open houses. Here is what the new discussion topics focused on.

The new discussion forum focused on:

  • The Official Community Plan - what you think about accommodating future population growth, new housing choices such as granny flats and tri-plexes, creating more vibrant and mixed use neighbourhood centres.
  • Car free neighbourhoods
  • Energy smart living
  • Ecologically healthy neighbourhoods
  • Future jobs

Thank you for talking Richmond...

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    Richmond’s economy is expected to add nearly 45,000 jobs by 2041 (more). What are these jobs and where in Richmond are they going to be located to sustain the community, residents and our natural and built environment in the future?

    Richmond’s economy is expected to add nearly 45,000 jobs by 2041 (more). What are these jobs and where in Richmond are they going to be located to sustain the community, residents and our natural and built environment in the future?

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    Did you know ecologically vibrant places provide a wide variety of benefits?  Natural areas help to filter out pollutants from air, soil and water, can be critical to the survival of native wildlife and add beauty to our neighbourhoods. Open areas, parks, greenways and trails also provide spaces for recreation, revitalization and education.

    How do we weave in more green to make Richmond more ecologically healthy?


    Did you know ecologically vibrant places provide a wide variety of benefits?  Natural areas help to filter out pollutants from air, soil and water, can be critical to the survival of native wildlife and add beauty to our neighbourhoods. Open areas, parks, greenways and trails also provide spaces for recreation, revitalization and education.

    How do we weave in more green to make Richmond more ecologically healthy?


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    Our energy future deserves some attention. Burning gas to heat our homes is contributing to climate change, plus global oil supplies are depleting resulting in higher energy prices for you and I. But what's the smartest thing to do, and what is going to save you the most money today, or in 10 years down the road?

    Some say installing solar hot water panels is a great way to save money on heating bills and simultaneously address climate change, but what do you think is the most important action we should take to reduce our use of fossil fuels? Give us your ideas to help Richmond become more energy-Smart. 

    Richmond is a Solar Community - visit www.solarbc.ca for information on how to Go Solar!

    Our energy future deserves some attention. Burning gas to heat our homes is contributing to climate change, plus global oil supplies are depleting resulting in higher energy prices for you and I. But what's the smartest thing to do, and what is going to save you the most money today, or in 10 years down the road?

    Some say installing solar hot water panels is a great way to save money on heating bills and simultaneously address climate change, but what do you think is the most important action we should take to reduce our use of fossil fuels? Give us your ideas to help Richmond become more energy-Smart. 

    Richmond is a Solar Community - visit www.solarbc.ca for information on how to Go Solar!

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    Parks and open spaces will continue to play an important role in ensuring a vibrant, healthy, and livable community but there will be a number of challenges that will need to be addressed e.g.  increased population yet limited and costly land; higher density living and less access to private backyards; more intense use of space to meet a diversity of needs; and the need to 'think globally, and act locally' to maximize the environmental health and sustainability of the city.   How can we do all of this in the future?

    Definition (For purposes of this question):

    Parks includes all the traditional outdoor spaces that are used by the public primarily for recreational and leisure uses. They range in size and function from destination parks (Garry Point), environmental parks (Nature Park), athletic parks (Hugh Boyd),school/parks in a neighbourhood to small City Centre parks (Lang).

    Open Spaces include public spaces such as dyke trails, greenways, small urban plazas, undeveloped road right- of-ways, boulevards, and spaces between buildings.

    Parks and open spaces will continue to play an important role in ensuring a vibrant, healthy, and livable community but there will be a number of challenges that will need to be addressed e.g.  increased population yet limited and costly land; higher density living and less access to private backyards; more intense use of space to meet a diversity of needs; and the need to 'think globally, and act locally' to maximize the environmental health and sustainability of the city.   How can we do all of this in the future?

    Definition (For purposes of this question):

    Parks includes all the traditional outdoor spaces that are used by the public primarily for recreational and leisure uses. They range in size and function from destination parks (Garry Point), environmental parks (Nature Park), athletic parks (Hugh Boyd),school/parks in a neighbourhood to small City Centre parks (Lang).

    Open Spaces include public spaces such as dyke trails, greenways, small urban plazas, undeveloped road right- of-ways, boulevards, and spaces between buildings.

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